|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Imagine high end luxury living on the European canals and waterways. HeliOx is more than a Dutch barge, she offers a live aboard lifestyle that is not found on most barges. The original steel riveted hull was constructed in the Netherlands in 1911. She was used for hauling creosote throughout the Netherlands at the height of her working life. HeliOx's new life as a live aboard luxury luxemotor began in 2008.
Updates have been made continuously over the past ten years in order to present to you today this stunning home for some very special people. HeliOx has been modified with enough solar power and a water filtration system that allows for off grid living and mooring in pristine areas of beauty and privacy that are not afforded to most boats on the canals and rivers today.
The interior of HeliOx has been embellished with a designer's flare; custom window coverings, Farrow and Ball paint, Italian designer Fornasetti "Acquario" wallpaper, whirlpool tub/shower, Italian and Spanish tile, etc. Many, many more design highlights that must be seen to be appreciated.
The absolute best feature of HeliOx is the outdoor living space on the aft deck. The very large wheelhouse has double doors opening out to the luxurious living area on the rear deck where most of your hours of daylight will be spent in the cruising season.
|Vessel type:||72' / 22 Metre Dutch barge Luxemotor|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||DAF DKA 1160-M|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||22m|
|Hull type:||Flat with rigid full length keel|
|Hull colour:||Black and blue|
|Displacement:||56 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||3000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||3000 Litres|
The engine is a DAF DKA 1160-M , 177 HP/132kW.
220v 3 phase shore power
Mastervolt mass combi (inverter) 24/2000-60
Mastervolt charger control panel
Mastervolt 8kva Whisper Marine diesel generator fitted with Mastervolt Delta cooling water/exhaust gas seperator (hospital silencer)
4 X 24v - 230 AH leisure batteries new this year (2019)
2 X 24v - 230 AH leisure batteries for bow thruster
1 X Mastervolt 24/25-2 battery charger dedicated to the bowthruster
4 X 300v solar panels fitted on the wheelhouse roof. The solar panels are controlled by a Tri-star MPPT solar system controller and a Tri-star digital meter.
Grey and black water system:
Grundfos Automatic lifting station suitable for pumping of waste water.
* Photos will be coming soon!
The hull was constructed in the Netherlands in 1911. HeliOx was used for hauling creosote throughout her working life. The superstructure was fitted in 2008 comprising of a steel wheelhouse and the luxury living quarters.
The windows throughout are double glazed (15 double glazed and four single glazed for sliding open).
The engine room is very spacious and is located under the aft deck and rear portion of the wheelhouse. There is ample room for working and storage in the engine room.
There is another space under the remaining portion of the wheelhouse with access behind the stairs where the 3000 litre water tank and the 3000 litre fuel tank are located. In addition the water pump and additional storage space can be found here.
There is a front locker where the bowthruster can be accessed along with batteries for the bowthruster, the AC/heating unit and more room for storage. The water filtration system is also set up in the forward locker so that easy access can be had for cleaning the filters on a regular basis.
The length is 22 metres/72'.
The beam is 4.4 metres/15'.
The draft is 1.25 metres/4'.
The air draft is 2.9metres/9'5".
Thorough survey carried out in November 2017.
HeliOx has nice wide gunnels with side railing to keep you safe. She also has railing along the top deck to hold onto while while working the locks and throwing ropes.
HeliOx offers the ultimate design for a cruising lifestyle. As full time live aboard owners, we have had the pleasure of exploring other Dutch barges along the waterways in France and are always reminded of how much we enjoy the design of HeliOx even more than when we first purchased her. She has a very large mid-rear wheelhouse with double rear doors opening onto an expansive aft deck which allows for amazing outdoor living at least six months of the year. We spend many hours in this area after cruising ; socializing, eating, cooking, reading, watching films outdoors (screen and projector), etc. This is made even easier with the Weber gas grill attached to the rear railing for convenient grilling and the teak center post folding dining table. The aft deck dimensions are 383cm/12'6"x375cm/12'
With the wheelhouse doors open to the aft deck, space has been made available for BBQs and celebrations including up to 40 people.
The extensive wheelhouse acts as our guest room with a full size pull out sofa. The helm is a sleek, clean space designed by an aeronautical engineer. We have a television/computer monitor with a Freesat box and Logitech surround sound on the helm which allows for easy satellite connection and entertainment via a Maxview Roof Mount 85cm satellite system complete with twin LNB . This system has allowed us to receive television signals (UK Freesat) all the way to the furthest south on the Canal du Midi. The windows in the wheelhouse are covered on the sides with accordion pleated blinds (off-white) which open from the bottom up or from the top down depending on your privacy choice. The front windows and the windows on the double doors have custom made lined curtains for privacy when using as a bedroom.
The wheelhouse has two radiators for heating purposes and one fire extinguisher. The wheelhouse dimensions are 446cm/14'6"x263cm/8'6"x192/6'3".
Down the stairs from the wheelhouse is the centralized living area (during the cooler months) including a fully fitted kitchen and living room/lounge. This area is a lovely open living area with loads of luxurious space. The windows are large and allow for maximum sunlight. Four of the windows in this area are double glazed with two, one on either side, single glazed that slide open for cool breezes in the summer. All the sliding windows have been fitted with custom screens to keep the insects out when the windows are open.
The kitchen is fitted out with granite counter tops and back splash. The hob is a Bosch induction hob that was new as of 2017. The oven is a Whirlpool convection/microwave/broiler There is a Smeg dishwasher and a full size refrigerator/freezer. The dining area has an island and shelves for storage with 2 bar stools (2 extra folding bar stools for company for a total of 4) and built in storage along one wall for all your storage needs regarding dishes, small appliances, food and beverages.
The walls throughout this area have been painted in Farrow&Ball's "Shaded White" modern emulsion. This allows for light, bright living even in the winter months. Engineered cherry hardwood floors run throughout the entire interior apart from the bathroom and utility areas. The living room has been fitted with an Italian sectional sofa designed specifically for this space. It is upholstered with a washable micro fiber fabric which lends itself beautifully for easy care and comfortable seating. In addition to the sofa there is a custom slip covered lounge chair and ottoman. In this area we have a 52" HD wall mounted flat screen TV with Sony surround sound and sound bar system, a Freesat satellite box and Sony DVD/Blueray disc player. Along one wall is a custom built floating shelf, handcrafted here in France, that can be removed to allow the removal or repair of one of the two radiators in the living room. There is one fire extinguisher in between the living area and the kitchen. There is LED lighting throughout this living space. The central living area dimensions are 264.2cm/19'8"x368.3cm/12'x205cm/6'7"
The central corridor leading out of the living room opens into a utility/storage area with a door to the right opening into a fully fitted bathroom that includes a Phoenix whirlpool tub/shower with a 204cm/6'7" head clearance. The bathroom and utility/storage area were completely updated as of February 2018. Italian ceramic tile (grey) was installed on the floors of both of these spaces. The bathroom walls (around the tub/shower)and back splash were tiled in Spanish crackled subway tiles (grey) and sealed. The remaining bathroom walls were papered in the Italian designer, Fornasetti, "Acquario" wallpaper. The toilet system is a household (non-marine) electric system that works amazingly well. The cabinet doors and trim in the bathroom have been finished in Annie Sloan "Paris Grey" chalk paint with a clear wax
finish. The utility/storage area is finished in Farrow&Ball "Shaded White" modern emulsion with trim done in Annie Sloan "Paris Grey" chalk paint with clear wax finish.The utility/storage area and the bathroom each have a medium size brass porthole. The utility area is fitted with built in cabinets for storage along with a Whirlpool washing/drying machine, an electric ice maker, Black and Decker floor steamer and a rechargeable Electrolux two in one lightweight floor/handheld vac.
Going through to the end of the centralized corridor leads you to the door to the main sleeping cabin. The bed is an American queen/European super king with full storage underneath. There are built-in cupboards along either side of this cabin for maximum clothing/linens, etc. storage. There are built-in side tables along with wall mounted reading lights on either side of the head board. There is an escape hatch on the furthest wall of the main bedroom into the front locker. The walls are finished in Farrow&Ball "Shaded White" modern emulsion and the trim in Annie Sloan "Paris Grey" with a clear wax finish. There is a Miele Compact C2 Ecoline vacuum system stored in one of the side cupboards for thorough cleaning. The bedroom has a wall mounted Fujitsu/Atlantic Air conditioning/heating system with wall mounted remote. There are two medium brass portholes in the main bedroom. The bedroom dimensions are 264.2cm/8'6"x289.6cm/9'5"x 218cm/7'1".
There are many other wonderful features on HeliOx that must be seen to be appreciated. Most all small appliances (including a KitchenAid stand mixer with attachments) will be left along with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, etc.
All outdoor furniture and market umbrella (2 metres by 3 metres) for the top deck, 2 Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 electric bicycles (2500.00 euros each brand new),Thule EuroPower 915/916 tow bar mounted bicycle carrier for two bikes. The option to purchase our diesel 2008 Peugeot 107. All artwork and antiques will not be sold with HeliOx. There will be many more items listed soon under the equipment category.